Active Holidays in Croatia

Active Holidays in Croatia

During one week time, unique combination of mountains, river and sea will make it possible for you to experience the thrill of rafting and canyoning on Cetina River. Furthermore, you will paddle and snorkel in the crystal clear Adriatic Sea and walk the old and forgotten hiking trails. These adventures are equally exciting for all generations and they do not require any previous experience. Combination of the adrenaline adventures and relaxation in a hostel type house in village Zadvarje will provide you with a week of unique active holiday in Croatia for a very small budget.


Days: 8
Location: Village Zadvarje (40 km NE from city of Split, 60 km from Split Airport)
Activites included: Canyoning - Rafting - Sea kayaking & snorkeling - Biking
Accommodation: Private accommodation – 2 different private houses with double beds, kitchen, living room, SAT TV and free Wi-Fi.
Meals included: Half-board (2 meals per day)
Group size: Minimum 2 - maximum 14
Age limit: Minimum 8 years if accompanied by adult
Note: Arrival / Departure day  - Saturday

In July and August may Hiking and rock climbing passed over because of the heat!

Activities day 1:Airport Split – Zadvarje

Activities day 1: Arrival to CroatiaTransfer from the airport to village Zadvarje (200 inhabitants). The accommodation in the center of village isis private accommodation  and is designed for 15 persons. It has a mini kitchen and indoor dining room. The rooms have 2/3 beds while the toilets and showers are  shared (1 bathroom per 2 rooms ).
Included meals: Welcome Dinner

Activities day 2:Relaxation day - beach day at the Adriatic Sea

Activities day 2: Beach day at the Adriatic seaIn order to relax from a hard journey we will take you to the nearest beach in small place called Pisak (10 minutes drive from base) where you can enjoy the beauties of crystal Adriatic. Swim, relax and collect the strength for the next couple of day because you will need it.
Included meals: Breakfast; Dinner

Activities day 3:Zadvarje – Čikotina lađa;   Rafting

Activities day 3: Rafting in CroatiaToday is the day when you truly experience the Cetina river by going down in dinghies through the unique landscape created by the river, surrounded by cliffs and luxuriant vegetation. After taking your equipment and listening to the guide’s instructions you will get into your dinghies and master the rapids of the second and the third degree on your way to the village Blato na Cetini. Rapids and calm parts of the river take turns during the three-hour adventure. After we take our wet clothes off, we will have a barbecue on the meadow by the river.
Included meals: Breakfast; Barbecue lunch

Activities day 4: Zadvarje - Zagora Biking

Activities day 4: Biking in Croatia

Explore Dalmatian countryside on our biking tour. A great way to experience a place you are visiting is riding through its stunning scenery. Paved roads, fertile plains and rocky mountains – the landscape here is diverse and majestic.

Today you will be your own time manager. We will give you bikes, helmets, small equipment and you will be ready to start your adventure.

Included meals: Breakfast; Picnic lunch

Activities day 5:Zadvarje - Canyoning

Activities day 5: Canyoning in CroatiaWe are back on Cetina river. The most inaccessible, but also the most beautiful part of the river canyon is near the village Zadvarje. After we descend into the 170m deep canyon, we will swim, walk and visit the 55 meters high waterfall called Gubavica. We will go down the river accompanied by the roar of the water which formed its bed through thousands of years, creating waterfalls and crystal clear lakes where we swim. After the trip the lunch is organized in the local tavern.
Included meals: Breakfast; Lunch

Activities day 6: Free day in Omiš town or Makarska city

Activities day 6: Free day in Omiš town or Makarska city

Today you will have free day and you decide whether you want to spend it in nearby Omiš or Makarska. Omiš is a small town dating from ancient Greek period but it flourished in medieval period under the governance of pirate family Kačić, whose famous pirates were attacking merchant boats from Vennice, Dubrovnik, Split and Kotor. In the 1444, Omiš became a part of Venecian Republic and after it belonged to Austrians, French, and to Habsburg family until the World War I. Later on, Omiš shared the same destiny like the rest of Croatia. Makarska and its Riviera are one of the most popular tourist destinations in Croatia. The city is situated in a naturally protected harbour protected by two capes. Its history will impress you and you will enjoy its vivid atmosphere during summer season.
Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Activities day 7:Zadvarje – Brela;   Sea kayaking & snorkeling

Activities day 7: Sea kayaking and snorkeling at the AdriaticIn the morning we go to Brela, a small town on Makarska riviera. After you get your equipment and hop into your kayaks, we will paddle to the beach known as Vrulja. Vrulja is famous for its underground river spring which flows from the mountain Biokovo to the sea. We will visit the spring and the nearby caves and then go to the beach where we can swim and snorkel.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Activities day 8: Zadvarje – Airport Split

Activities day 8: DepartureTransfer from Zadvarje to the airport.
Included meals: Breakfast



Min 2 - Max 14 persons.

Min. 8 years of age if accompanied by an adult

Adventure Dalmatia Instructors & Local support

7  breakfasts
3  dinners
2  lunches in the local restaurant
1  picnic lunch
1  barbecue lunch
NOTE: For the days that do not include certain meal, local taverns are offering an option of a lunch or a dinner for a price of 
approx. 10 € per dish (beverages included).

7 nights
Private accommodation

Airport Split – Zadvarje:      1h 15 min
Zadvarje - Makarska               30 min
Zadvarje - Omis                     30 min
Zadvarje – Rafting:                 15 min
Zadvarje – Sea kayaking:       25 min
Zadvarje – Canyoning:              5 min
Zadvarje – Airport Split:     1h 15 min

Canoe safari at Vrljika River and visit to Imotski lakes:  55 €/person
(includes transfers, activity and gear, lunch in a local tavern

All the equipment is included in price and is used in the following tours:

1. Canyoning:
- long neoprene pants and jackets
- helmets
- life jackets
Warning: for this tour you need to bring trainer shoes or boots with shoelaces

2. Rafting:
- dinghy for rafting
- paddles
- long neoprene pants and jackets
- helmets
- life jackets

3. Sea kayaking:
- kayaks (double seated)
- paddles
- life jackets
- waterproof containers for personal things
- snorkeling gear

4. Bikes:
- Cube Aim 29
- Cube aim 26
- Cube Race 240 (for children)

In case of bad weather we keep the rights to change the order of trips and activities
(note: all the activities will be held, only the order might be changed).


Zadvarje is located 40 km NE from the capital of the county Split and it has only 200 inhabitants. It has its own part of a coast line as municipality, while Cetina River carved its large canyon next to the village itself.  In this charming little village you will find everything you need for basic living: small family market if you need groceries, authentic Dalmatian taverns if you want a meal and small caffe bar. Every Tuesday you can visit a local cattle fair where all kinds of animals are sold, along with hand made artifacts, clothes, tools, food etc...
Unique combination of river, mountains and vicinity of the sea (only 7 km) makes Zadvarje perfect for all kinds of adventure sports and vacations.

Grocery market, local taverns and bars are only 100 meters away from the house.

Post office and gas station in village Zadvarje
ATM, bank post office, ambulance and church in the town Šestanovac (3 km away)

220 V, 50 Hz Two round-pin plugs.

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If you want to be active all the time and get to know the surrounding countryside well, you can rent bicycles Garry Fisher – Wahoo for 10 € per day.

If you like rock climbing, there is great rock climbing area with cca 60 bolted routes of different grades only 10 min walk from the house.  Wall is free for use.In July and August may Hiking and rock climbing passed over because of the heat!

Hiking at nature park of Biokovo mountain (only 20 min walk from house) will give you an opportunity to explore parts of the 2nd highest mountain of Croatia, from where you will have a breathtaking view at islands of Dalmatia and whole Makarska Riviera.In July and August may Hiking and rock climbing passed over because of the heat!

Nearest sea beach is only 10 minutes drive. Transportation can be arranged for approx. 7 €/person - both directions.
Nearest river beach is only 5 minutes drive. Transportation can be arranged for approx.  5 €/person - both directions.

Nearest discotheque is in city of Makarska - a popular destination for summer night life, with a beautiful sea promenade and lots of bars and restaurants. It takes only 25 minutes drive and transportation can be arranged for approximately 15 €/person in both directions.




Period Price
19. May - 15. June               469 €
16. June - 31. Aug 539 €
01. Sept - 19. Sept 499 €



Arrival / Departure day  - Saturday

Single rooms, 20% supplement